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New York Times, Saturday, December 12, 1959

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid is asymmetric.
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© 1959, The New York TimesNo. 3,802

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Across
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Crumpet's relative. : PANCAKE
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Wrangles. : BICKERS
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Dodged. : AVOIDED
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Siren. : LORELEI
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Contents of a piggy bank. : NESTEGG
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Unity. : ONENESS
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Untrained. : GREEN
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Particles. : IOTAS
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Early in the 11th century. : MII
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Valid. : SOUND
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Curl of hair. : TRESS
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Here: Fr. : ICI
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Metal bars. : INGOTS
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Noun or adjective suffix. : ENT
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Arranged again. : REMADE
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Extinct bird. : MOA
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And others: Lat. abbr. : ETAL
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In a body. : ENMASSE
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Irish poet and playwright. : DUNSANY
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Roofing material. : TAR
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155. : CLV
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Fencing position. : TIERCE
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Quito Indian. : KITO
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Breakfast dish. : OMELET
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Moreover. : YES
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Auguries. : OMENS
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Old-time shield. : TARGE
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For each. : PER
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Stop!: Naut. : AVAST
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Author of Baron Munchausen tales. : RASPE
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Yellow pigment from plants grown in darkness. : ETIOLIN
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More burdensome. : HEAVIER
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Moved slowly. : CRAWLED
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Men of Qumran monastery. : ESSENES
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Family in "The Miracle Worker." : KELLERS
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Dinner course. : DESSERT
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Spasm of distress. : PANG
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State. : AVER
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Roman ___. : NOSE
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Refers to by way of example. : CITES
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Tissues in the upper part of the throat. : ADENOIDS
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Wooden container. : KEG
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Lace trim. : EDGING
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Smudge. : BLOT
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Small island near Scotland. : IONA
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Top. : CREST
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Awareness. : KEN
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Simple as ABC. : ELEMENTARY
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The Maquis of France, W. W. II. : RESISTANCE
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Pork fishes of Puerto Rico. : SISIS
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Around-the-world flier, 1947. : ODOM
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Branch of the United Nations. : UNESCO
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Poet Lizette. : REESE
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Anger. : IRE
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Unit of measure. : CENTIMETRE
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Of no significance. : IMMATERIAL
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Clump of greenery. : TOD
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To fry quickly: Fr. : SAUTER
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Brother of Moses. : AARON
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Alkaline solutions. : LYES
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Stately tree. : ELM
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Herbage with shining spikelets. : NITGRASS
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Old hands. : VETS
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Small coin in Moscow. : KOPECK
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Covered with wooden strips. : LATHED
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La ___, Illinois. : SALLE
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Part of a roof. : EAVES
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Four: Ger. : VIER
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Conjunctions. : ANDS
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Mathematical term. : SINE
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Equal. : PEER
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Whilom. : ERST
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Tu-whit tu-whoo bird. : OWL
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Direction: Abbr. : ESE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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